Brain Phrye

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This blog is mostly about various tech projects I’m working on. From time to time issues relating to cooking, politics and personal stuff pop up. If you’re only interested in those particular topics, click the section and the rss feed will be limited to the one you pick.

As for me, I’m a middle-aged geek who was in a state of semi-retirement but unfortunately found something interesting that took up my full-time attention. I’m still doing things on github and other projects however.

I’m not actively looking for work, but if my CV is interesting and you’re a Linux shop and need someone part time in Galway, Mayo or remotely, drop me a line.

Some notes on how I use twitter.

A collection of activity graphs from various bits of coding I’ve done over the years.

Older versions

Back in the 90s, home pages were all the rage. I made a stab at a few, which have increasingly broken links. So one from 2005, one from just after I’d moved to Ireland (dated Oct 5 1998) and one from just before I’d moved (dated Aug 3 1998).


I used hugo to build this site. The theme was based off of Vienna with a number of my own tweaks. I’ve since switched to simple-hugo-theme and have tried to limit tweaks, but kind of failed. Currently the webserver is nginx but as this is a static site I’ve been looking at other options.

Tools and Toys

Every now and then I do some little javascript tool thing.


Cookies are used on this site by Google Analytics to just track statistically how the site is being used. If I get more serious about writing here, I’ll likely add some sort of limited webads. Those would use cookies, and I’d use the analytics info as one source for feedback on what interests people.

However privacy is more than just cookies. I’d note that all access to this site is logged with your IP address, time of access, browser agent string, etc. Those logs aren’t really looked at all that often, and my nginx logging and logrotate configs tend to be driven by disk space issues. So my retention policy for logs is: they’re kept anywhere from not at all to years. The logs mainly exist for me to debug things and watch for abuse.


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